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Tax reform and the real estate industry

Understanding the provisions impacting REITs

​How will the new tax law impact the real estate industry and the investment entities that fuel its growth? Learn more about the provisions in the approved tax bill that are likely to affect real estate investment trust (REITs) and their counterparts.

The new tax landscape in real estate

​The enactment of tax reform legislation will have far-reaching consequences and create new planning considerations for the real estate industry—particularly REITs and other investors in real estate. Our report examines selected provisions in the new tax law and their likely impact on REITs and other investors in real estate. It compares new tax law provisions to those in the prior tax law and provides considerations and observations for tax planning purposes.

Learn more about selected provisions impacting real estate, such as:
  • Individual tax rate, corporate tax rate, and REIT capital gains/dividends
  • Passthrough tax rate
  • Carried interest/long-term incentive plans and like-kind exchanges
  • Alternative minimum tax and excessive employee remuneration
  • Interest deduction
  • Expensing/depreciation
  • Partnership technical terminations, non-corporate business losses, and estate and gift tax
  • Itemized deductions and net operating losses
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 and sale of partnership interests
  • Foreign-source dividends and repatriation tax
  • Global intangible low-taxed income and base erosion anti-abuse tax
  • Denial of deductions involving related parties and hybrids
  • Definitions of US shareholder and controlled foreign corporation

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